Azure Logic Apps has been moved to general availability, Microsoft announced on Wednesday. The service is the company's Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) offering that simplifies workflows and scalable integrations in the cloud. Microsoft says the GA release is important in its wider Enterprise Application Integration plans.
Part of Microsoft cloud services, Azure Logic Apps gives customers enterprise-grade, hybrid application connectivity in a fast package. Microsoft says customers can use the service both in-house and on cloud-native applications.
“Why is Logic Apps important? Businesses are going through digital transformation. Applications, data and devices are proliferating. Agile enterprise integration forms the backbone of this journey, making it possible for companies to connect systems and optimize processes as they evolve. At Microsoft, we want to enable our customers by providing the right tools to deliver services faster and stay ahead of competition.”
In its post announcing the general availability of Azure Logic Apps, Microsoft explains how the service eliminates the previously tedious practice of integration in the cloud. Logic Apps makes it easier to complete projects more quickly. This is achieved by a catalog of out-of-the-box connectors for integrating SaaS applications.
The company points to services such as SalesForce, Office 365, and Dynamics CRM. These can be implemented “within minutes” using Logic Apps. A visual designer (above) removes the amount of coding needed, giving customers more time to create workflows to automate processes.
Simplifying Cloud Integrations
Azure Logic Apps is Microsoft's solution for avoiding complicated and costly integrations. The company says it approaches integration in a more holistic way and can help customers avoid fragmented solutions.
“With Logic Apps' extensive (and growing) set of connectors, you can expand your existing Azure Cloud solutions to gain actionable intelligence, automate processes, and make better informed business decisions.”